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Ernst Mach

Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach was an Austrian physicist and philosopher, noted for his contributions to physics such as study of shock waves. The ratio of one's speed to that of sound is named the Mach number in his honour. As a philosopher of science, he was a major influence on logical positivism and American pragmatism. Through his criticism of Newton's theories of space and time, he foreshadowed Einstein's theory of relativity... Read More

BornErnst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach
18 February 1838
Brno, Moravia, Austrian Empire (present day Czech republic)
Died19 February 1916 (aged 78)
Munich, German Empire
NationalityAustrian
FieldsPhysicist
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